Dana presenting VariGlide beltless transmission technology at International VDI Conference

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Dana Holding Corporation will present its VariGlide planetary variator for beltless continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) at the International VDI Conference, to be held 21-22 June 2016, in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

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Volvo to electrify all cars from 2019: 'end of internal-combustion engine alone'

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To be clear, this is not the immediate end of the internal-combustion engine for Volvo: its electrified future. Volvo has announced a major leap forward in an effort to embrace an electrified portfolio of vehicles.

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Renewable energy growth accelerating, says International Energy Agency

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And the latest statistics from the International Energy Agency (IEA) will be good news indeed for electric-car drivers. The overall carbon emissions associated with electric cars decrease as the electricity used to recharge them gets cleaner. Last year saw record growth in renewable energy, according to the IEA, which surpassed coal to become the. China energy policy plug-in cars renewable energy solar wind energy

SAE International updates J3016 standard defining autonomous vehicles; free download

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SAE International (SAE) announced a free update to its technical standard, “J3016: Taxonomy and Definitions for Terms Related to On-Road Motor Vehicle Automated Driving Systems.” Recently, the US Department of Transportation (DoT) adopted SAE International’s six levels of automation outlined in SAE J3016 for use in its “Federal Automated Vehicles Policy.” ( Earlier post.).

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New SAE International symposium on range extenders for electric vehicles

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SAE International will hold a new two-day symposium in Knoxville, Tennessee on 2-3 November 2016 on range extenders for electric vehicles (REX). Organized by Robert Wagner and Scott Curran of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Hugh Blaxill of Mahle Powertrain, “Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles” will include sessions on policy and regulation driving the design and implementation of prime movers for REX applications; unique and advanced prime movers (e.g.,

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SAE International and @GM announce new collegiate competition for autonomous technology; Chevy #Bolt as platform

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SAE International and General Motors have partnered to headline sponsor AutoDrive Challenge, the latest of SAE International’s Collegiate Design Series. This newly established, three-year autonomous vehicle competition will task students to develop and demonstrate a full autonomous driving passenger vehicle. The technical goal of the competition is to navigate an urban driving course in an automated driving mode as described by SAE Standard (J3016) level 4 definition by year three.

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GM and SAE International select 8 NA universities for new autonomous vehicle competition; Bolt EV the platform

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At WCX 17: SAE World Congress Experience, SAE International and General Motors announced the eight North American universities which will compete in the upcoming AutoDrive Challenge. This new autonomous vehicle design competition is a three-year challenge to develop and demonstrate a fully autonomous passenger vehicle. The competition’s technical goal is navigating an urban driving course in an automated driving mode as described by SAE Standard (J3016) level 4 definition by Year 3.

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Is it all over for the internal combustion engine?

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News of the death of the internal combustion engine (ICE) has been greatly exaggerated, to misquote Mark Twain. That’s the over-riding feeling among c. Weekly Column Fuel Electric vehicles Technology

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US International Trade Commission votes to investigate alledged hybrid patent infringement by VW Group

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The US International Trade Commission (USITC) has voted to institute a formal investigation of Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche based on Paice’s earlier complaint of infringement of its hybrid vehicle patents. Earlier post.) An official evidentiary hearing will be held before an ITC Administrative Law Judge at a date to be determined.

ASTM International launches group to create standards for recovered carbon black (rCB)

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The ASTM International Board of Directors approved the launch of a new technical committee dedicated to developing standards for the growing field of recovered carbon black (rCB). James Thomas, president of ASTM International, said, “We’re thrilled to see this committee spring forth from the vibrancy of one of our existing committees.

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Supplier Bosch Defends Diesels, Blames VW, Investigates Internally

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Automotive supplier Bosch says it had nothing to do with Volkswagen's use of "defeat device" software to cheat on emissions tests. Almost immediately after news of the scandal broke in September, it emerged that Bosch had supplied some components in the affected TDI diesel models, including control software. But Bosch says individual carmakers. TDI VW Bosch Volkswagen diesel scandal

SAE International approves TIR J2954 for PH/EV wireless charging; targeting finalized standard by 2018

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SAE International approved for publishing “SAE TIR J2954 Wireless Power Transfer for Light-Duty Plug-In/ Electric Vehicles and Alignment Methodology,” a milestone industry guideline to establish wireless power transfer between infrastructure, vehicle suppliers and OEMs for plug-in electric and electric vehicles (PH/EV). SAE TIR J2954 is the first step in standardization and was developed by SAE International’s PH/EV Wireless Power Transfer committee, established in 2010.

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VW Internal Diesel-Cheating Probe: So Far, 50 Employees Have Talked

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German prosecutors raided corporate offices, and Volkswagen has conducted its own internal investigation. Since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced in a news conference ten weeks ago that Volkswagen used illegal software to cheat emissions tests, the company has been under heavy scrutiny. Now, it appears around 50 employees. investigations Volkswagen diesel scandal

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EPA official: the future of the internal combustion engine is bright and clear

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“ The future of the IC engine is bright and clear; I don’t think that could be any more obvious to all of us ,” said Byron Bunker, Director, Heavy Duty Engine Center, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, US Environmental Protection Agency during his remarks in a panel discussion on the role for internal combustion engines in the energy future at the US Department of Energy’s 2011 Directions in Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research Conference (DEER) in Detroit.

China Yuchai International introduces prototype Euro VI-compliant diesel engine

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China Yuchai International Limited announced that its main operating subsidiary, Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company Limited (GYMCL), recently introduced China’s first prototype diesel engine—based on its 8.4-liter YC6L platform—compliant with Euro VI emission standards.

With the 2040 sales ban in the near-distance, can the internal combustion engine stage a fightback?

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Ever since Michael Gove’s announcement a few weeks back that new petrol and diesel car sales would be banned from 2040, there has been a tailspin feel

Fiat beats electric rivals in International Engine awards

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Fiat’s tiny 875cc, two cylinder engine has been named as the finest engine in the world in this year’s International Engine of the Year Awards. As voted for by a jury of 76 international motoring journalists, Fiat’s innovative fuel efficient ‘TwinAir’ engine not only won the overall engine of the year award but even won [.]. Fiat awards International Engine low emission petrol twinair

New international safety rules agreed for electric cars

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An international safety standard for electric and hybrid vehicles has been adopted this week as the ‘World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations’. The adoption of the new type approval clears the way for the early uptake of electric cars across 41 countries which have mutual recognition of this approval. The new regulations cover all [.].

New international study finds lab testing of diesel NOx emissions underestimates real-world levels by up to 50%

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A new international study has found that laboratory tests of nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel vehicles significantly underestimate the real-world emissions by as much as 50%. The research, led by the International Council on Clean Transportation and Environmental Health Analytics, LLC.,

NIST, partners create new international standard to improve sustainable manufacturing

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A public-private team led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has created a new international standard that can “map” the critically important environmental aspects of manufacturing processes, leading to significant improvements in sustainability while keeping a product’s life cycle low cost and efficient.

New Internal Combustion Tech Could Improve Range-Extended Electric Cars

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As any Chevrolet Volt owner will tell you, the range-extended electric car concept is very well adapted to the average car ownership experience.

Toyota and Daihatsu plan internal company for emerging-market compact vehicles; new DGNA vehicle architecture

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Toyota Motor Corporation and its fully owned subsidiary Daihatsu Motor plan to establish an internal company that will be responsible for compact vehicles for emerging markets, from product planning to production preparation. Toyota and Daihatsu will work toward establishing the internal company in January 2017. Daihatsu is expected to take the lead in the internal company, which will bridge areas of both Daihatsu and Toyota.

Nissan Leaf S 30-kWh, German internal-combustion ban, Formula E: Today's Car News

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Today, the Nissan Leaf S base model gets the same 30-kilowatt-hour battery pack previous offered only on higher trim levels, Germany contemplates a ban on sales of new internal-combustion cars after 2030, and automakers show more interest in the Formula E electric-car race series.

Five Engines That Prove Internal Combustion Isn't Dead Yet

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Like it or not, the majority of the world's vehicles are still powered by internal combustion engines, rather than batteries, hydrogen and other alternatives. Even in the last few years, internal combustion has taken huge steps forward to The good news is that carmakers are still finding ways to improve the good old reciprocating piston engine.

International Truck invites Class 8 competitors to open event for head-to-head testing on fuel economy, aerodynamics and drivability

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International Truck (Navistar’s flagship vehicle brand) has invited each of its Class 8 competitors to participate in an open performance testing to compare fuel economy and drivability of their new trucks during the week of 31 August at the Navistar Proving Grounds in New Carlisle, Indiana.

New Telit autonomous navigation IoT module relies on internal sensors to deliver class-leading dead reckoning accuracy

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The innovative design of the internal sensor array in conjunction with the Telit MEMS-only Dead Reckoning (MoDR) software and intellectual property, deliver the host device portable, turn-key DR performance.

International Rectifier showcasing advanced energy management system to extend battery life in EVs

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Power management technology company International Rectifier is showcasing an advanced energy management system, Evaira, designed to extend battery life in electric vehicles at SEMA 2011 in Las Vegas, 1-4 November 2011. IR’s Evaira EMS provides the battery pack designer the ability to make trade-offs between battery pack service life, cycle times, and usable capacity without necessarily incurring cost penalties.Source: IR. Click to enlarge.

SwRI launches International Alternative Fuel Technology Center

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SwRI’s new International Alternative Fuel Technology Center ( IAFTC ) is intended to maximize the Institute’s decades-long expertise in fuels and fluids. With more than 60 years of experience in fuel and engine research and development, SwRI believes it is uniquely positioned as an international expert in the research, development and evaluation of alternative and renewable fuels such as those from shale, tar sands, coal, cellulosic ethanol, biodiesel and synthetic paraffins.

Sustainable Rail International, U of Minnesota partner to develop most powerful carbon-neutral locomotive, using new steam engine and biocoal

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Cummins to purchase SCR doser assets from Hilite International

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has signed an agreement to acquire the assets associated with the emissions control products of Hilite International. Hilite SCR doser injection nozzle. Click to enlarge. Cummins Inc.

ACS launches International Year of Chemistry calendar

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On 1 January, the American Chemical Society (ACS) began a global, year-long observance of the International Year of Chemistry 2011 (IYC 2011) by launching an online calendar that serves as a virtual time machine, transporting the public back to some of the events and great intellects that shaped modern society through chemistry.

Fiat 875cc TwinAir named International Engine of the Year 2011

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Fiat’s 875cc TwinAir engine ( earlier post ) was named the International Engine of the Year 2011. The other winners in this year’s International Engine of the Year awards were: Best Performance Engine. Cutaway of the 875cc TwinAir. Click to enlarge.

Sandia hydrogen program begins to engage international hydrogen research community more ambitiously

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Through the new International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (I 2 CNER) and the Research, Engineering, and Applications Center for Hydrogen (REACH), Sandia hopes to expand its hydrogen research activities and engage the global hydrogen research community even more ambitiously than it has in the past. WPI provides support for research and development projects and encourages international collaboration among leading researchers.

SAE International releases 2nd edition of book on hybrid vehicle design

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SAE international has released a second edition of the book Hybrid Powered Vehicles , intended to provide executives and decision-makers with the necessary information for making the best choices pertaining to hybrid vehicle engineering. German is a Senior Fellow and Program Director for the International Council for Clean Transportation (ICCT), with primary responsibility for technology innovation and United States policy development.

Samsung SDI to acquire Magna International’s automotive battery pack business

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Samsung SDI has agreed to acquire the battery pack business of Magna International, a leading global automotive supplier. Under the agreement, Samsung SDI will acquire the entire battery pack business from Magna Steyr, an Austria-based operating unit of Magna International, including all 264 employees, production and development sites and existing contracts of the business.

EPA's internal watchdog to check vulnerability to emission cheating

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Even with a new leader apparently at odds with its mission, the Environmental Protection Agency continues to function on some level. On Thursday, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt said carbon dioxide released by human activity is not a major cause of climate change, directly contradicting the scientific consensus. The day before that, however, the. Environmental emissions government test EPA air pollution Volkswagen diesel scandal

SAE International committee develops safety standards for Li-ion systems

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SAE International’s Battery Standards Committee has created safety performance standards for lithium-ion battery systems. SAE International battery committees are working to limit the potential for danger by developing standards that cover all aspects, from battery design, testing, storage, shipping and recycling of large advanced-technology batteries used in electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid-electrics.

Worldwatch: Fossil fuel subsidies continue to outweigh those for renewable energy; international pledges on reform unfulfilled

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Although independent reporting on these subsidies has increased, global efforts to move forward with subsidy reform have been hindered by a variety of causes, leaving international pledges unfulfilled.

Mazda’s quest for the better internal combustion engine

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The Japanese manufacturer is proving that there’s plenty of life left in the development of the 150 year-old internal combustion engine as the shroud is lifted from its new SKYACTIV technologies work. While other manufacturers look to hybrid and electric powertrains, Mazda is doing things differently.

Quimera, IMSA and ALMS aim to launch international Electric Vehicle motorsport series in 2013

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Strategic sustainability project specialists Quimera, the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón (ALMS) are collaborating to develop an international Electric Vehicle motorsport series. Quimera all-electric GT prototype.